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 WAY 2-1905
VOL. VI., No* 4.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   APEIL   fi,   l<)05.
If so, you will find our stock of Tobaccos, Cigars and Pipes the best and most complete
in the city	
A full line of the choicest Confectionery on hand
and all varieties of Fruit in season.   Prices
Heat-not Why  a  Comprehensive   Policy
Nat Presented to the Legislature
nine Attaching to Government
(lueh Speculation.
Ladies' Corsets, Girdles
Children's Waists.
JUST placed in stock a line of Ladies' Corsets, with
suspenders attached, at $2.25; also full line at $2.
Ladies' Girdles at 75 cents each.
Children's Cotton Waists, at 35 cents each.
These are Crompton, the
best to be had in Canada
David  Arnot, Slocan.
Agent for Stanfield's Underwear; Slater's Shoes.
J. \V. Crow, Proprietor.
THIS Hotel is ono of the host known snd most popular houses
in the country.      lt is located adjacent to the depot and the
wharf, snd comma nd.** a magnificent view of tli** beautiful
Skyxn lake.     Gi>;d tisbiug is to be found close st hand, while
everv facility is offered fur boating.
Tourists will find the Arlington and ideal resting place.
Commercial men have at their commend new and commodious
sample rooms.
The dining room ia strictly up to date snd the bar supplied
with only the best brauda of goods*
; of
n hou
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Clubbing Offer
An arrangement has been made
whereby The Drill may be obtained with either the Weekly Mail
and Empire or the Weekly Globe,
two of Canada's leading papers.
Subscribers can thus get all the
home news and the events of
Eastern Canada at a small cost.
New subscribers may obtain The
Drill and the choice of either of
the above-mentioned papers for
$2.50 fora Year
In view of the decidedly favorable
prospects for definite railway legislation which obtained during the early
part and middle of tho session just
closed, it may be as well to inquire into the reasons why thoso prospects did
not materialize into somothiug more
With the first sharp feeling of disappointment at the failure of the negotiations looking towards railway
legislation, there arose a disposition—
natural, perhaps, but in no way justified by the facts of the case -to blame
the government for the deadlock between lhe high contracting parties.
Unprejudiced examination of the facts
of the case, however, does uot warrant
tbis condemnation.
It is to be remembered, in considering the terms offered by the various
railway promoters who opened up negotiations with the government during
the past session, that these promoters
regarded the country from a very different standpoint to that occupied by
the administration. Briefly, their different points of view may bo defined
in this way: the promoter regarded
the country as a desert, which his projected line was to open up to settlement and consequent commerce; the
government,, on the other hand, better
informed as to the resources of the
laud, knew that it was no desert, but
an immensely rich storehouse.needing
only a door of communication with the
outer world. That door onee opened
enormous wealth, not to be extravagantly thrown away or unwise'
encumbered by the administrators
the people's heritage, would 1:
steadily from this reservoir to enrich
•.be people. But it would be by no
means the part of wisdom for tlie government to give two thirds of this
wealth to those who opened the door.
Th<* price was too high.
lu other words, the promt,ter re
gnrded his railway as a speculation.
OUt of which he was to get all he could,
while the government regarded that
same railway merely as a means to
develop, in tho interests of the community, a most valuable assent,
The fact is that the government
realized what the promoter did uot
namely, that conditions have greatly
changed from what they were twenty.
or even ten, yeara ago, lu former
days 'his country was undeveloped
and practically nothing was known of
t lose, undeveloped areas. Today two-
thirds of it is still ^undeveloped, but
its resources arc very well known and
appreciated bv the government. Thus,
then, while it may have been excusable to hand over to a railway company
millions of dollars and millions of
acres of lands as a bribe to go into a
country out of  which, for all anyone
could say, they might never be able to
make axle grease, it would In* perfect
ly indefensible to do the same thing
today, when it is known that everv
district is immensely rich in natural
wealth of all kinds, and that, the mo
incut a railway is established through
it, that railway will begin to make
monev hand over fist.
But.in commending the government
for their foresight and prudence in re
fusing to sacrifice the country, it is
uot fair to unduly blame the railway
folk for their exorbitant demands.
The mass of thc people are very prone
to forget that a railway company is
not an aggregation of philanthropists.
but businessmen. All they desire is
lo get as much the best of the bargain
as thev possibly can, in order to make
a goocl .showing, a (food balance sheet,
and good dividends for theii -hare
Verv well, then. These gentlemen,
holding this point of view,came before
the legislature this session to make ri
■-ood a bargain for themselves ;1s thev
could. Traditions were all in their
favor. Previous legislatures had
never refused a generous hand-out of
land or monev to anyone who would
promise them a railroad anywhere,
Why should this present government
behave different than its predecessors?
Naturally, then, the railway people
found themselves quite unable to take
the government seriously, when tlial
bodv of legislators took the previously
unheard of position that the country a
land areas wrre loo valuable to give
away by the million acres, and that,
badly aa tho country needed railways,
it was not prepared to cripple its nn*
ances and still further tax the people
by going into  debt, to  get millions of
dollars to pay for them.
And nothing could move the railway
promoters from this settled conviction,
based Upon endless experience of former llritish Columbia legislatures,
Thev clung fondly to lho idea up to
As instancing the exorbitant nature
of the demands made by the railway
promoters, the case of the Grand
Trunk Pacific may lie taken as a fair
example. In the straitened financial
condition of the province, conditions
of which they were well aware, it
might have been supposed that such
demands would have lieen incredible.
Let us suppose for n moment that it
had lieen possible to give this company the land grants it required,
then, not content with that, knowing
full well that the government had
been forced to increase taxation on
the individual in order to meet the
increased burdens of administrations,
tho Grand Trunk Pacific people had
the immaculate nerve to demand in
addition that theso immense land
giants, if given, should bo exempt
from taxation for a period of thirty
This is a fact. Mr. Morse, on liehalf
of his company, practically demanded
that section '.l'l of tho land act should
be repealed in their favor; that is to
say, that the government should have
no interests in any of the townsites of
the company in British Columbia. In
other words, the position of the Grand
Trunk Pacific was that they should
get everything thoy could from the
government.and shut off tho province
from obtaining any direct benelits in
the shape of revenue in return.
Tho other railway propositions before tho government were in practically the same strain. Some, it is true,
were more moderate in their demands,
and probably would have received
favorable consideration at the hands
of the government, but for the fact
that, at this present stage of the development of British Columbia, the
administration has decided that only
a railway policy which will appeal to
the people of the province as a whole,
instead of to merely sectional interests, will lw received acceptably by
the people.
It may be well to remark in conclusion that while the opposition, their
friends and newspapers, arc making a
great outcry alxmtthe absence of railway legislation, those outside of par*
tizan politics are in a position to prophesy, with a great probability ol accuracy, that the coming season will
seo more railroad construction thau
has been done in the past three years
put together.
Victoria. April 19.
Miner* Give. Notice t.i Terminal* Thai*
Agreement Willi Couipaujr,
Fernie   Led,':*:   During   the  past
month several conferences havo been
held between the representatives of
the Minors' Onion and the officials of
the Crow's Nest Coal Co.. with a view
of making a satisfactory  working arrangement between the company and
its employees, effective in June.   It
was seen that the present agreement
could not Ih* terminated without giv- j
ing 60 days' notice.   So on the 6th of |
April the Union  gave   notice that on
the t'.th of June they would terminate J
the present agreement.
At the conference held lost Saturday a deadlock occurred upon the tirst
clause of the proposed new basis by
the Union for the working of the collieries around IVruie. The miners
want full recognition of the Union and
the check-off system adoptedathe same
as exists in Alberta. The check-off
system means that the company takes
out of each miner's wages his dues for
the Union. The company refused to
accede to this clause, and in June the.
miners may walk out of the mines
around Fernie and leave the company
to work their mines with non-union
labor. It is not their intention to use
coercion or obstruction in any way
Owing to the deadlock upon the Aral
clause, it wns   usolesa to discuss any
other requests, grievances ordetnauda
of eithei Union or company. If the
flrst clause had been satisfactory to
both all the Others WOUld have been;
adjusted. Owing to the fact that a
coal miner cannot work under ground
without a certificate of efficiency and
sullicient literary knowledge of rules
and regulations,'the Union cannot see
just how thecorapnny can worktheirl
properties without large secessions
from their ranks.
In the meantime the1 matter has
been referred to the International
headquarters  of   the   United   Mine
Workers In Indianapolis, and the local
unions will  await their decision.    W.
B. Jones, international
of district 22
was to    I'ernii
quiet. Lately Mr. Miller has come to
the front again, being at the head of
the company operating the Green wood
smelter and its mines. The Kilo is in
good shape and if the word ia given
there will be stirring times on Lemon
The Citisens nre Treated to an Intereat-
lne Kpltode.
Some time during Saturday or Sunday night somebody got into the store
of T. McNeish & Co., evidently witb a
pass key through the front door. Just
how much stuff was taken is unknown,
but it is asserted one pair of pants at
least wero lifted, a trail of candle
grease to the pile of clothing leading
to the discovery. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Robt. McFarlaud, it being alleged he wus wearing
the stolen goods on Monday morning,
but just before his arrest had gone to
his cabin nnd changed his attire.
After spending the uight in the Bas-
tile, "Micky" was brought before J.
A. Foley, J.P., and Mayor Arnot, on
Tuesday morning. The trial lasted
all day, a host of witnesses giving evidence. The charge, however, was not
proven, nor did a search of the accused's cabin yield anything incriminating. The prosecution secured an
adjournment of the case till next week,
in order to introduce new evidence,the
accused being set at liberty on bis own
recognizance of §200. The costs of
the case will be heavy.
To nnn Fruit Train*.
F. W. Peters, assistant freight manager of the C.P.R., states there has
been such a pronounced increase in
the fruit and vegetable raising in
British Columbia during the past two
years that the C.P.U. has decided to
greatly improve the facilities for transporting the fruit to market with the
least possible delay. If necessary,
special trains will lie run. handling
fruit and fresh vegetables alone, similar to the trains which carry fruit and
garden products between California
and the New England states.
Ore »t the Ottawa.
An improved stato of affairs is reported from tho Ottawa, the ore recently encountered in the No. 5 drift
-till lining in evidence. The vein has
widened am. two streaks of pay ore
appear. It is too early yet to say
whether oi not the main oro chuto has
been lapped, but, if so, it is mouths
sooner than expected, revealing groat
expansion. Ko. 5 has a depth on the
trend of the vein of 200 feet below No.
■1. As soon as the road is repaired
shipping will commence from the
RovaUtoka Hai « Mnrder.
With her throat cut from ear to car.
abdomen slashed, and with vicious
knife thrusts in her face, the Ixxly of
Jennie Kiohai. a Japanese sporting
woman, was found in hor house at
Revelstoke last week. The unfortunate woman had been literally hacked
to pieces, The provincial police have
arrested a couple of Japanese on suspicion. A sheath knife wa.s used to
commit the crime.
A Swatter Strike.
A short-lived strike occurred at the
Greenwood smelter on Monday. The
converter liners struck for an Increase
of 2") cents a day to $3,.thoy working
12 hours a shift. Other men were en
gaged by the company.but afterwards
refused to go to work, and it was feared the other men would go OUt. The
trouble was sell led during the day by
the men going back  at the old wages.
At th** Colorado.
Ralph Gillette and partner! were
down this week from the Colorado, on
Twelve Mile creek, where they have
been working all winter. They have
proven au
Johu Mitchell I
this district
board member
in   Montana, is on hU
', having    been sent   b\
o a^
sist   the Union iu
very last minute Saturdny ni
.^jstsxes. '" "''sksu *. is -,'
Warner Miller Coming.
Kn Senator Warner Miller, of Now
York, and party are expected iu here
shortly to look after their mining interests, and something is likely to
eventuate,    live or si\ years ago  the
Miller syndicate operated a bunch of
claims at the head of Ten Mile creek,
mid the Kilo ami other claims on Lc*
Then a pinch cnine In the
oro  chute  in  their npiiwr
Irift 120 feet, and hnve commenced a
•econd drift Ix'low. It is iu 10 feet
and thev have 10 more to drive to get
the vein. Aliout 14 tons of ore has
Ixrn taken out ami is ready to ship.
More (irmii.y IraproTsnentSa
The Granby Mining Co., operating
in the Boundary, announce that their
producing capacity will be increased
B0 per cent when the improvements
now under way are carried out. Contracts have been let for the installal ion
nf considerable new machinery, and
improvements are being pushed to
facilitate the transportation of ore.
A Lucky sirlk.'.
Visitors down from New Denver on
Friday stated that a little excitement
had been caused there the dav previous by the discovery of a line bunch
of ore by the grading gang working
o.i the new trail to Rosebory. Tie
assert the ore is  -i\
I.nst Year'* Shipment* Were »375 Ton*—
A Healthy Evidence of the Life anil
Wealth of the Camp-Black Prince I*
UlRgeat Shipper.
A blank occurred in ore shipments
during lho week, none of the creeks
making a showing. Next week the
lessees of tie Neepawa will clean up
their output, giving way the* to the
owners. The Ottawa will also start in
shipping next week, having several
carloads of ore ready to go out.
For 11104 the ore shipments from
tho local division amounted to 2375
tons, made up from 19 properties.
Following is a full list of the shipments this year to date:
Ottawa  198
Enterprise  Hit
Black Prince  315
Neepawa  81
Kilo  20
Chapleau  2
Tamarac  19
Northern Light  J
Graphic  5
Combination  1
Work ou the Kilo is to be temporarily suspended. '
Five separate parties are working
on lhe Whitewater mine imder lease.
The lessees of the Noonday, at Silverton, are snipping four cars of ore.
Last week Sandon mines shipped
228 tons of lead ore and 33 tons of
Frank Grillith reports an increasing
bodv of ore on the Westmont, on Ten
Mile.   "
rtfter a year's exploitation, the vein
has been cut in the No.5 tunnel of the
Reco shareholders received cheques
last week ou their second dividends
for the year.
Geo. Avlard is preparing to ship
extensively from his leased property
on Four Mile.
R. Cooper aud H. Gibson went up
Springer creek on Friday, to work cn
the hitter's claims.
The lease on the Neepawa expires
Sunday.and the owners will then take
hold of thc property.
For the year to date 0385 tons of
zinc nnd 2195 tons of lead oro has been
shipped by Sandon mines.
Chas. Barber and H. T. Hicks took
up supplies on Tuesday, to do some
work on the Transfer group.
Tho owners of the Neepawa will ask
Iho government for assistance to extend the Ten Mile wagon road up to
their property.
The big crib on the Springer road,
close to the Tamarac trail, gave way
last week. The government has bocH
asked make repairs.
Road Inspector Moore came in oh
Monday to examine into the damages
to the springer creek road. The Ottawa people are to look after things.
An umpire assay on the ore recently
shipped by the Kilo to the Nelson
smelter has given an additional $2 a
ton, giving final returns of $lJ0 per
Two Itoiimlury i*< xl..
The McArthur half interest in the
Denero Grande claim, in the Greenwood camp, baa been sold for $15,000.
Boston and New York capitalists
have bonded the McKinley group, in
the Franklin camp, for ?1 r>tj.000. Tho
property has one of the largest showings of gold*COpper ore in the countrv
and it is to  lie extensively developed.
Silver Quotations.
Following are thn quotations for bar
silver on lhe various days during the
week since last issue:
Thursdav     B6J cents
Fiidav."     f)7      "
Saturday    5"     "
Monday    57     "
Tuesday    61     "
Wednesday    »7J    "
I.O.O.V. At Home.
The local Oddfellows and Rebekahs
held an At Bome Wednesday night,
Ln honor of the 86th anniversary of
the founding of their Order. Tho attendance was fair ami a thoroughly
enjoyable time spent, cards, games
and music being the make-up of the
programme. A tasty supper
it midnight,
Inches wid
W4s uii 'overod on the Mollio Hughes I others,
ground. tune.
W. 1). McGregor has secured Cana-
dian. American, and English patents
on hi- electric belt,and is applying for
It will in t ihe inventor a for-
Guarantee to Mothers
There ts only one medicine intended
for use among infants and young
children that gives mothers a guarantee that it Is free from opiate and
poleonous soothing stuffs. That
medicine is Baby's Own Tablets.
Milton L. Hersey, M. Sc., public analyst for the Province of Quebec, and
demonstrator ln chemistry for McGill
Unievrsity says:—"I hereby certify
that I have made a careful analysis
of Baby's Own Tablets which I personally purchased in a drug store in
Riontreal, .and said analysis has failed
to detect the presence of any opiate
or narcotic in them." These Tablets
cure all the minor ailments of little
ones, such as teething troubles, simple
fevers, colds, constipation, diarrhoea,
colic and worms. They make little
ones sleep naturally because they remove the cause of sleeplessness. They
are a boon to all mothers and no home
where there are young children should
be without a box of Baby's Own Tablets. Sold by alK medicine dealers,
or by mall at 25 cents a box from the
pr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville
own than on tha more OMflcurt one or
making up lost time. He did not wish
to be regarded as adopting thu tone of
a pessimist, or as disparaging the best
contribution! already made to Canadian
history He only desired to go to the
bottom of the matter and insist on the
need of laying a solid foundation. Special studies,based on a first-hand knowledge of the sources, were the solid pedestal upon which the work of art, the
great national history, must stand. Materials for local history should be
looked to with particular care, as they
were so perishable, and already lt was
difficult, and often impossible, to make
up files of local newspapers from the
beginning, whilst domestic correspondence, even where most valuable as
among the members of leading families,
tended to disappear after a generation
or so. Indeed, the proper custody of
historical materials was among the
chief duties which each age owed to
its successors.
The History of the Country Mutt
Preserved—Let the Facts
"If ln Canada we had less to say
about our Illimitable resources, and
worked with steadfast purpose to have
the most irreproachable politics ln the
world, our patriotism would not be
slumbering the while," said Dr. C. "VV.
Colby, Professor of History at McGill
University, ln the course of an address
on "Patriotism and History" at a recent Toronto Canadian Club luncheon.
Dr. Colby remarked that lt had been
urged more than once that the rank and
file of Canadians would be more loyal
citizens If patriotism were more carefully taught as a lesson ln the days ot
boyhood. They were also not Infrequently reminded of the efforts which
were being made throughout the United States to Instil love of country at
the same moment with the elements of
spelling. The whole argument resolved
itself Into: First, that a somewhat
militant spirit of patriotism was desirable, and, second, that the historical
manual should be used as a means of
retting forth In picturesque and convincing fashion the fact*- which helped
to glorify the national past or the arguments which went to de'tnd the national cause. Those who repeated with
unction the sentiment, ' 0 ,r country,
right or wrong," would -..ubtless be
content to have a colored, one-sided
version of the national annals presented'
to children ln Public Schools through
the medium of the elementary manual
"What is the attitude of the professional historian toward this state of
mind, and toward this form of patriotism?" asked Dr. Colby. He said that
during the past two generations an attempt had been made by leading students to render the investigation and
the writing of history Impartial, colorless and  scientific.    Til lh    was    the
Beat Bank at Monte Carlo.
An automatic gambler has beat the
famous bank at Monte Carlo. If gambling must be, there is reason ln backing a machine against human nature.
II ls all a matter of chance, and a
cold-blooded automaton wlll play on
and on, and never get rattled over
gains and losses.
When Yon Lose Yonr Taite,
"When people lose their taste," said
a physician, "they retain their old likes
nnd dislikes just the same. Miss Smith,
for instance, can't tell a slice of roast
beef from a fried onion, but she disliked onions before her taste went, and
therefore she won't eat them now.
People lose their taste through severe
Illnesses, and with the loss of taste the
loss of smell nearly always goes; hence
queer, cruel practical Jokes. I know a
woman witbout smell to whom a pint
of onion juice wts sent ln a cologne
bottle. She deluged herself with this
onion Juice and appeared ln a crowded
heated ballroom.
"To a man without taste or smell all
cheeses must be alike, yet old Brown-
low won't touch limburger. He says lt
would make him ill, and probably lt
would. It ls very odd to hear these deficient people praising and condemning
food and drink. They do it, though.
They do it as heartily as you or I. I
have seen old Brownlow send away ln
disgust a glass of white wine, claiming
it was corked, while at the same time
he ate calmly an addled egg."
Heeded  Eneoiragemeit
"I remember," said an old naval of!!
cer, "hearing of an Incident on boardj
of a ship which was commanded by a]
religious captain who would not allow
the mate to use profane language or
violence toward the crew and where
the work and discipline were carried on
more by moral suasion than by force,
with the result that things went very
slowly.   Tbe men did not jump to the
braces or ropes, and the general work
of the ship was slow.
"While at anchor one day ln the harbor of Klo two of the sailors, leaning
over the rail, were watching work going on on board of another ship anchored close to them, where the opposite system prevailed. The air on that
ship was lurid with the language of the
mate, and the men were treated witb
a violence that was far from necessary,
but the work went on quickly. The
sails were furled and the yards braced
in a smart and seamanlike manner.
As they listened to the sulphurous orders of the mate one of the sailors on
the good ship remarked sententiously
to the other:
'"Bill, d'ye see now what it ls we
want aboard here? We want a little
encouragement 1'"
Interesting Volume Descriptive of Ceylon and its Industries.
Cnpld  and tha Reeralta.
"Cupid ls one of the best recruiting
officers that Uncle Sam bas," confided
one of the sergeants attached to the recruiting headquarters. "Back of nearly every enlistment there ls a woman
ln the case. Lovers' quarrels chase a
lot ef fine lads Into the service. Your
romantic youth gravitates to the recruiting officer after a serious break
with his sweetheart as naturally as a
duck takes to water. It seems to him
the most fitting way in which to sacrifice himself when love's young dream
ls apparently dispelled. Way down in
his heart he nursed the idea of making
his erstwhile Inamorata sad, and It's
the army or navy, with the possibility
of death ln battle, for him. Again,
other flrst class material ls recruited
by the desire of young fellows to sport
a uniform before their girls. In sucb
cases Cupid does his recruiting through
vanity. But ln both ways he manage-}
to fill up big gaps in the ranks of Un
cle Sam's fighters."
Ideal, not patriotism, nor oven religion.
Under modern conurlonJ, therefore, it
would be difficult to Und a decent historian who would undertake to write a
school manual with the fixed Intent of
justifying the national cause, or so to
speak, of presenting part of the truth
as though lt were the whole truth,
against which nothing could be urged.
"We all recognize, I imagine, the existence of patriotism under two forms,
the lower form of beating the big drum
or waving the bloody flag, and the
higher form of doing something for
one's country," said Dr. Colby, and
neither was the connection of history
with the higher patriotism less close
than lt was with the screaming of the
eagle or the roaring of the lion. He
referred te Switzerland's sound type of
patriotism, and gave some of the characteristics -f the people. So far as
Canada was concerned, history. Dr.
Colby thought, ought to have a large
part in tho national life. There was
certainly a history worth honoring, and
the great pity was that so far so little
had been done to exploit lt Instead
ot talking grandiloquently about the
past, the truer patriotism would seem
to point toward a closer investigation
ot it But, speaking frankly ln the
case of Canada, the materials upon
which a good co-operative history
could alone be founded did not exist.
A few weeks ago he had a conversation with Dr. Doughty, the Dominion
Archivist, regarding a project for a cooperative   history   of  Canada,   to    be
brought  out In  connection  with    the
Champlaln    celebration    ln Quebec ln
1901.   Whether such a work would   be
attempted was another question,    but
Dr. Colby thought most experts would
agree with Dr. Doughty tn thinking that
anything at present done on these lines
would be of a purely provisional character.    It would be a tentative nature
for the simple reason that    the monograph stage had not,  with  Canada, as
yet been passed through.   It would, he
said, be ridiculous to deny that the literature of Canadian history was wholly
lacking In good    monographs.    Books
like Rochcmontelx's "Jesuits,"  Lovln'a
"Frantenac," Doughty*, "Siege of Quebec,"  and    Blggar's  "Early    Trading
Companies," spoke   eloquently   to the
contrary.    Still, an    enormous amount
of pioneer work must be done before a
bibliography of Canadian history could
ahow any such results as were represented by a little book like Channing
A Hart's "Guide to American History "
"We need te have at Ottawa a well-
endowed and creditable Archives Department," urged Dr. Colby. In the past
an Important duty had been neglected
by treating the archives in a purely
Incidental fashion.   For many years the
main affiliation had been agricultural.
The time had come to render It cultural ln  a broad and national  sense.
Theoretically, at least, all desired that
there should be sound and learned histories of Canada, but those could not
be prepared  until a large number of
special  topics  had   been   investigated
with minute care.   Owing to the pre-
aent limitation  of  the  National    Archives,  the  work    of prepurlng   good
monographs  was    extremely    difficult
and costly.   Therefore, lt must be concluded that the only sound policy was
te collect and  arrange  those original
materials without recourse to which the
historian would be wasting his time la
writing at all en Canadian subjects.
Dr.  Colby  said    that    the  question
kfoftd less en the task of holding our
The Confusion of Wives.
Occasionally the excess of wives in
Utah leads to amusing consequences,
as when one of the apostles invited a
visiting gentile to dinner.   The guest
lost the address and looked up the'
apostle ln the directory.   He observed
that his hostess, though she answered,
to tbe proper name, seemed unprepared !
for him, and presently he heard her at'
the telephone. J
"Oh, Emma!   Is John living at your
house  this  week?    Is   he  expecting
somebody to dinner today?   Very well, j
| The gentleman will be there in a few
Then returning to the stranger she
handed him a paper slip.
"You came to the wrong house, sir.
This ls the address you want"
On another occasion a little girl came
running into the parlor while a visitor
was calling.
"Mamma, mamma! Papa wants his
suit case packed. He ls going to live
with Aunt Emma this week."
Earning Their "Oot."
The manager of a large dressmaking
establishment ln New York says: "I
suppose that the most un-American immigrants we get in this country are
not the Chinese or the Poles or the
Hungarians, but the Parisian seamstresses, milliners and lingerie workers. These women come here to save
the price of a 'dot' out of our high
American wages. It takes from two
to five years to do that. In all tbat
time they never mix with Americans,
never visit a theater, never make the
first attempt to learn the language.
Some of tbem go to the French church
on   Sundays;   otherwise   they   never
leave their rooms except to shop. This, A„  .   .     _. 	
prenuptlal period in New York is just   to 7000 feet     There    are,
a time dropped out of their lives. -Aey ' some ^^Q estates   in
talk of nothing day nfter day but wbat
they'll do when they get back to Paris
and begin to live again."
Meats  and  Digestion.
Of all known meats veal ia the hardest to digest, requiring five hours and
thirty  minutes.    The  Italians are a
Veal in the New York markets must1*116 *j? - «pel,f P___^_?j£
weigh exactly 120 pounds to the car- *\nt' «* fo°r feet !^ .\ll£
casato be perfect.   That ls the stand* I »*»t coughing it may attain a velocity
Why donahlna Weakens Yon.
A patient German scientist of a statistical turn of mind calculates that
the amount of energy expended by a
person who coughs once every quarter
of an hour for ten hours is equivalent
to 250 units of beat, or the nourishment yielded by three eggs or two
glasses of milk. Coughing is thus seen
to be an expensive luxury. The reason for the waste in force entailed by
it, or one reason at least, lies ln the
ard of quality and price. AH sorts of
tricks are resorted to to hit the mark
precisely. Tbe question la, What is
best for the human race, food that requires a long time to digest or a short
time? Roast beef is digested ln three
hours. We Americans are great eaters of pork, which is nearly as bard to
digest as veal, requiring five hours
and fifteen minutes. We are a nation
of dyspeptics, reveling ln fresh bread,
which takes three hours and fifteen
minutes. China and Japan live on
rice, which diges    ln one hour.
of 800 feet
Courtesies of the Street.
A hansom cab driver lind Just picked
up a fare nnd was driving furiously
along a crowded street when tho wheel
of his cab just managed to graze a
horse which a vory thin youth waa
"Now, then, can't yer see mo?" bawled out the latter angrily,
"No," was the reply; "yer whip's la
front of yer."—London Tit-Bits.
How to Help the Dead I.uily.
Thc following note of excuse was received by a New York city teacher one
pp.tr Tearlirr—Plonse excuse Emrnn fit
having bppn iilisont yosterilny, as I had to
take her with mo to help nn old huly who
died and had no one to do her work.
Strange Monntaln Sickness.
If mountain sickness should come
upon you your bitterest enemy will
lead your horse for you. The symptoms are those of habitual drunkenness. All the limbs shiver, and ln the
bloodless face the eyes bave that extraordinary look of insanity which ls,
I think, caused by an Inability to focus
tbem. The speech comes with difficulty, and ln one case that I saw the
mental coherence was as obviously at
fault as tbe physical. — Landor'a
A Test of Love.
Among tbe Arabs of upper Egypt the
youth who proposes for a girl must
submit to a whipping at tbe bands of
all her male relatives. "And," says a
dry narrator, "if be wishes to be considered worth having be must receive
the chastisement which is sometimes
exceedingly severe, with an expression
of enjoyment" Not infrequently lt is
the maiden herself who imposes the
P. C. Larkln, of tho Salada Tea Co.
has sent the Toronto World a copy of
interesting volume, descriptive of Ceylon and its greater industries. "Golden Tips," so the book is entitled, is the
work of Henry W. Cave, M.A..F.R.G.S.,
a member of the Rjyal Asiatic society
and himself a suceesful Ceylon merchant, and is profusely and beautifully
illustrated from photographs by the
author. It ls oue of quite a number of
volumes on Ceylon, and its natural
features and resources, issued by Mr.
Cave, who has done excellent service
in bringing this gem of the southern
seas before the notice of the English-
speaking public.
Ceylon for a considerable time was
only associated   in   the  public   mind
with the melodious but somewhat misleading lines in   Heber's well-known
missionary hymn:
What tho the spicy breezes
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle,
Where every prospect pleases,
And only man is vile.
But we learn from Mr. Cave that the
truth of the first three lines is not continued in the fourth. The native Singhalese are certainly not vile ln their
ordinary occupation of that brief but
significant adjective. Indeed, Mr. Cave
gives us a very different idea of the
perfection of Ceylon life.
"They need no poor laws, nor have
they any. Poverty is relieved by the
natural benevolence of the people.
The wealthy Singhalese are especially
kind to the poor; and many of them
have fixed days of the week upon
which they distribute rice to all the
aged and infirm of their district. The
solidarity of the family is I believe,
even stronger among them than Europeans ; the weakest are the most cared
for; the rich help their poorer relations, and never disown them; the
poor assist the poorer amongst their
own relatives and friends, so that
there is no dread of old-age poverty.
In these particulars of freedom from
care and squalid misery I believe that
the Singhalese are now the happiest
of His Majesty's subjects in any part
of the world."
A people of whom these things can
be said may not be Christian or even
civilized in the western meaning of
civilization, but they are certainly not
Space will not permit us to linger
over the wonderful beauty of Ceylon
scenery, and the equally marvelous fer
tllity of its soil. It is a miniature continent, in which the traveler can pass
through every variety of climate, over
mountain, forest and plain and the
loveliest and most exquisite landscapes. The tea estates, we learn, are
upwards of a thousand in number,
varying in size from 100 to 1000 acres
| each, and comprising a total of 370,-
000 acres, and are divided into about
sixty districts. They are situated for
the most part in the mountainous central province of the island, and vary in
elevation above the sea level from 100
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the lowlands.
As the native Singhalese were too
well satisfied with their lot, it became
necessary to Import laborers from Southern India. The gangs are each in
charge of a comp&ny or taskmaster,
and above them is the conductor, who
is the superintendent's right-hand man
in the fields Mr. Cave gives a full and
detailed account of the various operations carried on in connection with
tea raising; the pruning, weeding,
drain-clearing, and, above all, the import matter of plucking. The green
leaves pass through a number of processes, being flrst withered, then rolled, then broken, then allowed to ferment and Anally transferred to the dis-
icator, where it is fired. They are
then cooled and sifted, emerging as the
various grades known commercially as
Broken Orange Pekoe, Orange Pekoe,
Pekoe, Suchong and Dust all of which
terms are of Chinese origin and refer
to some characteristic of the sort of
tea they represent. The creme de la
creme of Ceylon Is the Broken Orange
Pekoe, which gives the name of "Gold
en Tips" to Mr. Cave's volume.
Mr. Cave, speaking of the quality of
Ceylon tea, says:
Everything, it will be observed, Is
done to avoid handling the tea. Indeed, from the bush to the tea table
such methods of pure cleanliness are
observed as scarcely any other food
manufacture can claim, and especially do these methods of Ceylon tea
manufacture stand In contrast to
those of China,  whero the  primitive
\A/h«=at   is    Paralysis?
A Question of Interest to Thousands who have
not Leaened the Curative Power of
Chaso's    Nerve    Rood.
Paralysis Is loss of power of motion.
Movement ls the result of contraction of muscles.
Muscles canot contract of themselves but are entirely controlled by
the nerves.
As a result paralysis is almost always due to lack of nerve force.
Increase the nerve force in the
body by the use of Dr. Chase's Nerve
Pood. Revitalize the wasted and depleted nerve cells. Restore vigor to
the weakened nervous system and paralysis must disappear.
But it is not on theory that Dr.
Chasy'? Nerve Food is recommended
as a'cure and preventative for paralysis.
It has established a surprising record of cures, and the cured ones are
willing and anxious that other sufferers should know about It.
But do not wait for helplessness to
overtake you before beginning treatment.
If you suffer from weakness, sleeplessness, irritability, headache, twitch
ing of the nerves and muscles, trem
bling of limbs, loss of memory and of
power to concentrate the mind Dr
Chase's Nerve Food will prove of in'
calculable worth to you. Put it to the
Mrs. W. R. Sutherland, St Andrews
Man., writes:-—"In February, 19oj i
was stricken with paralysis, fell he'io-
lessly on the floor and had to be carried to bed. The doctor pronounced
it a bad case as I had no power in my
tongue and left leg. I remained in
that condition for six months without
obtaining benefit from the doctor's
prescriptions or other medicines
"My husband advised me to try Dr
Chase's Nerve Food, and by the use
of this treatment all symptoms of the
disease disappeared. I can now talk
plainly, my leg is all right and I can
do my housework. How grateful I am
to be cured by sq wonderful a remedy "
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 50 cents
a box at all dealers, or Edmanson
Bates & Co., Toronto. Portrait nnd
signature of Dr. A. W. Chase the
famous receipt book author, aro on
every box.
operations employed aro such that the
stomach would rebel against a detailed description. I am convinced that
if the public generally did but realize
this difference between Ceylon tea
and that of some other countries the
demand for the Ceylon article would
Increase quite beyond the capacity of
the country to supply it
These admirable methods, coupled
with the natural fitness of the soil and
climate, no doubt account for the unrivaled pqpularity of Ceylon tea, and
it is a matter of pride that the fragrant leaf from which comes "the cup
that cheers and not inebriate" should
now be so largely produced in one of
the most beautiful of the dependencies
of the British Crown.
The President of one of the largest
of the many Scotch societies in this
country has a bonnie young daughter,
whose rendering of the beautiful songs
of her father's native country is particularly pleasing. Her absolute command of the dialect is ever a matter
of wonderment to her numerous admirers when they are made aware of
the fact that she has lived all her life
in this land. A few evenings ago,
after a charming rendering of the
quaint "Logic o' Buchan" at a friend's
house, one of the most enthusiastic of
her friends exclaimed: "Say, she sings
Scotch so plain you can't understand
a word she says."
Spring is the season when your
system needs toning up. In the spring
you must have new blood just as the
trees must have new sap. Nature demands it. Without new blood you
will feel weak and languid; you may
have twinges of rheumatism or neuralgia, occasional headaches, a variable appetite, pimples or eruptions of
the skin, or a pale, pasty complexion.
These are certain signs that the
blood is out of order. Tho only sure
way to get new blood and fresh energy ls to take Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. They actually make new, rich
blood—they are she greatest spring
tonic in the world. Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills clear the skin, drive out
disease and make tired, depressed men
and women bright, active and strong.
Mr. Neil H. McDonald, Estmere, N.
B., says: "It gives me great satisfaction to state that I have found
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills all that ls
claimed for them. I was completely
run down, my appetite was poor and
I suffered much from severe headaches. Doctors' medicine did not give
me the needed relief, so I decided to
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I inii
only a few boxes when my former
health returned, and now I feel like a
new nmn."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are not only
the best spring tonic, but are a cure
for all troubles due to poor blood or
shattered nerves. That ls why they
cure headaches and backaches, rheumatism, anaemia, kidney and liver
troubles, and the special secret ailments of wonien and growing girls
But you must get the genuine, with
the ful. namo, "Dr Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People," printed on the wrapper around each box. Sold by all
medicine dealers or sent by mall at
50 cents a box or six boxes for $2.50
by wilting tho Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont.
Beware off Ointments for Ca.
tarrh that Contain Mercury,,
M mercury will ftur.1* d<Mtror the aa»n-«, nf amell and
romi'l-Mrl. denantfe the whole nyvtem whou entrnnv
it through the nuroui ini-fare*. Such article., should
never be uaed except on iTum-rlptionn fcoiu rcj.ulitl.lt
phyciciena, an the dezpefe they will ,lo In lenfoM te
the goo,l ynu can poesibly  derive from tbem     Hull'*
Ceterrh Cure,   tna0ufectvirt.il by   W, J. I'h i A "**
Toledo, O.. contain* no mercury, and 1* tukmi inter,
nelly, acting aV/-**otly open tbe blno.1 an,] tnucoua lur
nam* of the ^-e1'Jnr ln buying Haifa futurrh Core
be tUaTe you **v ****** genuine. It ia taken internally
end made ln^_.#do.  Ohio, by F. J. i i.-u,  S Oe.
Teatluuaniela lice.
Sold b* Dniggl-la     Trice, tie. per bottle.
■Telle MaUri Family I'illa for couatipalion.
"I wish I could find some one who
would tell me the absolute truth about
my government," said the Czar plaintively. "Your Majesty can find a num-
be of such people,' answered the sardonic official, "by going to Siberia."
"Ma," said Tommy Twaddles, looking up from his reading of "Terry tha
Tenspot," "what is a bootless attempt?" "It's the sort your father
makes to get in without my hearing
him when he comes home late from
the club," answered Ma Twaddles, Incisively. Pa doesn't stop to remove
'em at the foot of the stairs now. He
knows it's no use.
A Chicago special says:—Further
and full Investigation by the federal
grand jury which is inquiring into the
working methods of thc alleged beef
trust, It is asserted, is to result from
the examination of the contents of
eight trunks taken from tho safety
vaults in the First. National Bank
building. When the trunks were opened, it is said the entire secret transactions of the Aetna Trading company
a corporation through which alleged
secret business of the packers was
transacted, were revealed to the jurors
and as a consequence many new witnesses will be subpoenaed. Tho
trunks and contents have been impounded on an order by Judge Sanborn so Ihnt no one legal process can
obtain possession of them. Among
the new witnesses subpoenaed are said
to be G. B. Godfrey, alleged secretary
and treasurer of the Aetna Trading
company, and R. H. Cowan, another
official of the company. The initials
R. H. C. appear on each of the eight
trunks   taken   from   the   depository
"I think," said the prison visitor, "it     	
would be helpful to you if you would j vaults, and It Is believed they belong
tako some good motto and try to live i to Cowan. Godfrey and Cowan, lt is
up to it." "Yes," said the convict, asserted, left Chicago the day the in-
•'Now, I'd like to select, for instance, vosllgat.ion by the jury began. They
'wo aro hero to-day and gono to-mor- recently were In Toronto, Ont., whero
row-'" it is said all trace of them was lost.
Spoiled Bla Appetite.
Baron Graham once asked an epicure
bow many oysters be should eat In order to create a good appetite for dinner
and was told to eat away until he became hungry. Tbe baron, who never
jaw a Joke, ate ten dozen and tben
laintlvely remarked, "'Pon my word,
( don't tblnk I am us hungry us when
I began."
"Good gracious!" exclaimed the mint
jiiuce. "I should tblnk you'd be ashamed to masquerade us 'spring lamb.'"
"Well," replied tbo roast, "lt docs
make mc feci rather sheepish."—Cath-
»Iic Standard and Times.
An   Idle*  .!•*■!.
"Pa, what is an 'Idle jest?'"
"One  that  the  newspapers haven't
ret got hold of and workoci to death."
"No fool  was  ever  so  foolish
lome one thought, him clever."
Free Gifts of Toilet Soaps
The Coupons are the same as cash because they can be exchanged for Toilet
Soaps for which you have to pay out money every week.
Users of SUNLIGHT and CHEERFUL SOAPS can get their TOILET
SOAPS for nothing.
Ask your grocer for patticulars or write us for Premium List
A gift is of little value if it consists of something you have no use for. '   ''' *
In exchange for Sunlight Soap Coupons you can get something you need and
use every day.
it   iiii
8 feet wMe, i feet high Inolnrt.lnjt HZnfoa an 1 latch , „..»3.00
10 toot wide, A feet high, lneladlag Mage, and letch _ „ O.BO
Other alaua ln proportion,
by u» or
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^       ^^^^^^^^^ local dealer. W
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means of publicity for the advantages i
of district, the exploitation of which;
was its main business, it was beyond'
doubt a conspicuous success. No country paper ever did beter immigration
work for its district. But as a financial proposition the Star was no gold
mine. But Mr. Glendenning, Sr.,
was made of what stun westerners call "good stuff." He "hung on"
and waited for the day of prosperity
for the ultimate coming of which none
had done so much as he. And in due
time came tho reward of effort and
faith. Settlers continued to come in.
Business brightened ln Swan River.
More merchants located there. Advertising patronage increased, and the
subscribers became  more  numerous.
Editor  and   Proprietor  of  the   Swan
River Star.
By contrast with the newer—much
newer— territories, Manitoba ls an
old established country. The general
belief concerning the province is that
during the last decade the work of
pioneering has been performed, and
that the work of development haa consumed the activities of Manitobans.
This, to a large extent, is true, but It
Is certainly not the whole truth. The
opening up of large tracts of new
country,—such as that, for instance between Prince Albert and Edmonton,
or in the Ixjthbridge country, or along
the Soo line, or the Prince Albert
branch, or the country lying east and
west of the Calgary and Edmonton—
har not been going on In Manitoba for
the past ten years, and for sufficiently
obvious reasons. The older province
had Its railway systems practically
completed long before that timo, and
where railways were available settlement naturally followed, so that a
comparatively dense population was
to be found ln Manitoba long before
similar conditions could be expected
to obtain in the Territories, with their
vastly greater area and less comprehensive transportation facilities.
For these reasons, the northwestern
portion of the province of Manitoba
was almost as unlnhabitated fifteen
years ago as in the days of Lord Selkirk. Settlers went into the route now
occupied by the Northwestern branch
of the C.P.U. in those early days when
it was expected that it would be tho
line of the new transcontinental road,
but north of that was a hilly, wood-
clad country, dotted with lakes, and
with a rich soil that only needed cultivation to make it famous as even the
Portage plains. But it remained, for
the reasons, some of which are set
forth above, unlnhabitated while the
whole of tho remainder of the province
was comparatively densely populated.
But with the building of the Dauphin branch all tbls was changed. A
thriving agricultural conimuiity soon
sprung up, flourishing little towns
sprung into being, and the fame of the
fertile Dauphin country went abroad
through the land. With the town came
the Inevitable advocate and publicity
agent, tho newspaper, which heralded
far and wide the many advantages of
the district in which it was published.
And the success of the Dauphin country wa.s followed as a natural sequence
by that of similar territory contiguous
thereto.    The natural  result of Dau
When  the little folks Uke  colds
and coughs, don't neglect them
and  let them  strain the tender
membranes of their lungs,
Give them
Cure T^icLung
It will cure thorn quickly and
strengthen their lungs.
It is pleasant to take,
Prices,   25c., SOc., and $1.00.   Jnfl
The Star had turned the -.orner and
passed Into the list of western country
newspaper properties that are paying
investments. Even yet it is not a bonanza. But it is past the shoals, and
striking out all the time for the open
Of the present editor, under whose
guidance the Star is each month showing steady improvement, there needs
but little to be said. He has a good
mechanical training, a "nose for news"
—that prime essential in the makeup
of any newspaper man, a belief in his
town and district, a knowledge of its
needs, and the confidence of its people.
These, combined with industry, energy and enterprise, are the strong
foundations upon which he is building
up a successful business. Beyond this,
it needs but to say that he is an unassuming, capable, public spirited
citizen, with hosts of friends, and few,
if any, enemies. He i.s doing in the
northwest portion of Manitoba what
other newspaper men are doing everywhere throughout the West—building
up and developing his own locality,
and thus strengthening the Canadian
spirit and advancing the Canadian
nationhood. To him, and such as he,
the Dominion will forever owe a national debt, for they are the true
moulders of Canadian destiny.
millions of people, and in other ways
closely identified with the modern Sun-
He had Chronic Inflammation of the
Kidneys—Says his Brother Foresters can Tell all about it.
Darnley, P.E.I., April 17.—(Special)-
—John .1. Burns, a prominent member
of the I. O. P. here, whose cure of
Chronic Inflammation of the I^olns and
Kidneys caused a sensation some time
ago. reports that he is still in splendid health. "Yes," says Mr. Burns,
"my cure Is entirely satisfactory. 1
have had no trouble since I used
Dodd's Kidney Pills. They drove away
the disease from which I suffered for
eight years.
"No. I'll never forget Dodd's Kidney
l'ills. The doctor could not help me.
I got so bad 1 could scarcely walk, sit
or sleep. I was about to give up entirely when an advertisement led me
to try Dodd's Kidney Pills. Now I am
In good health. Dodd's Kidney Pills
saved my life."
If any one doubts Mr. Burns' story
he simply refers them to his brother
Forestall!. They all know how he suffered and that Dodd's Kidney Pills
cured him.
speakers on the Sunday School Plat
form. Calls for her expert services
come from almost cevry part of the
continent. The teachers of Primary,
Beginners' and Boys' Classes will be
especially helped by her addresses.
The General Superintendent heard
Mrs. Bryner deliver several addresses
while on the Mediterranean cruise
last year and can therefore speak at
first hand of her ability.
For full    particulars    write to the
General Superintendent and Secretary,
W. H. Irwin, 511 Mclntyre Plock, Win-
B. G. Crealock,        W. H. Irwin,
President, 511 Mclntyre Blk.
Burnside. Winnipeg.
There is a certain law;*3r of this
town who is very fond of elaborate
and solemn jokes. He was in Philadelphia last summer, and one morning
he went into a restaurant with his
most dignified air to order breakfast.
I want two eggs," said he to the
waiter. "I want one fried on one side,
and the other fried on the other." The
waiter bowed obsequiously and withdrew. A little later he returned. "Beg
pardon, sir." said he, "but I am afraid
I didn't quite catch your order. Would
you mind repeating it?" "Not at all,"
said the Minnesota man solemnly.
"I want two eggs, one of them fried
on one side and the other on the
other." "Thank you, sir," said the
waiter. "I thought that was what you
said, but I wasn't quite sure, sir." Five
minutes later an apologetic waiter returned to the lawyer's elbow. "I beg
pardon, sir," said he again, "but the
cook and I have had some words.
Would you mind having those eggs
Klndey Cry.-Tain In the bm-k In th* cry of the
ki'1 ■"'. fur help. To noglent the .-..11 Ih tn deliver
the a'ai.l. over tu a .lineiue cruel, ruthieia, uuil finally
life dflAro)ing. South American Kidney Cure lai-.
pu.'.-r kkm Ua iniiaa-iiliaiM in helping tho m-i-ay 1,;.|-
neva out of tho mire of dieeuiw. it relieve.* in an
Winnipeg, April 3rd, 1905.
To Pastors and Sunday School Workers:—
The Twenty-sixth Annual Convention of this Association will be held
in Portage la Prairie on May 30th,
31st and June Ist, opening at 2 o'clock
on the flrst day. *
Appoint your delegates.—Every Sun-]
day school within the constituency
covered by our Association, including
Rat Portage and Port Frances on the
East to Estevan and Areola on the
West; South to the International
Boundary and North to Erwood on
the C.N.R. should send delegates. In
addition to the pastor and superintendent, who are ex-offlclo delegates,
eevry school is entitled to two dele-i
gates for one hundred members, or]
fraction thereof, and one delegate for
each additional one hundred or fraction thereof. The names of the delegates should be forwarded to the General Superintendent as early as possible.
Members of the Provincial Board.—
We should have a full attendance of
the members of the Board at this convention. The exceedingly rapid
growth, the difficulties confronting us,
the constantly changing conditions
and the absolute necessity for correct
information from all parts of the field
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Railway Fares.NThe usual liberal
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companies, of a single fare for the
round trip, have been secured, provided 100 delegates, who have paid railway, fares, attend the convention. In
order to secure tbis, however, each
delegate must obtain from the agent
who sells the ticket a certificate showing that full fare has been paid to
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Rev. John Potts, D.D., of Toronto,
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"Letting her have her own way.
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for there was every reason why they
should agree. "We were raised together, we studied together, we played
together, we were born in the same
yar—yes, even on the same day."
"Did I understand you to say that you
were born on the same day?" interrogated a member from Philadelphia
"Yes," came the prompt reply. "On
the very same day?" "Yes, sir."
"Then it must have been a very windy
Yorrick Hamm—How'd your arctic
tour turn out? Hamlet Fatt—Oh, we
had tremendous runs in some towns.
Why, in one place we played half a
night. Yorick Hamm—Half a night!
What kind of talk is that? Hamlet
Fatt—Yes; half a night—three months.
The nights are six months long up
there you know.
Strong Words by a New Vork Specialist.
**■**' After yoar*. of toxtiag end comparison 1 havo mo
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court and the jury think the prisoner
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silence the lawyer answered: "The
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perfectly satisfied he has been tried
by a court and a jury of his peers."
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A North Carolina lawyer was trying
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very hard on him and the jury brought
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moved for a new trial. The Judge denied the motion, and remarked: "The
James Whitcomb Riley says that he
was summoned as a witness in a case
tried in an Indiana court, where one of
the witnesses before him evinced some;
disinclination to state her age. "Ia lt
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the maiden, "if I must I • ippose I
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"Madam," observed the Judge, with
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"I am, that is, I was"    "Madam,
hurry, hurry up!" exclaimed the judge,
now thoroughly impatient "Every
minute makes it worse, you know."
man to day.   .....  .»..«.
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Anxious Mother—I'm so afraid Dorothy is going to be an old maid. Dense
Father—Why? Anxious Mother—Oh,!
she seems to take such an interest in
these mothers' congresses and child-
study clubs.
"I don't believe in female lectures,'
. , ,   i *r»ui um inooern sun-        ' «>■■■ <- «"•»« '" \c*-uttl7 'e*--lu™H'
day School movement, will make his said the savage bachelor. I wou dn t
addresses well worth tbe time and "sten to one." '111 bet you would if
money necesary for every pastor and Ttm were married to her, replied
Sunday School worker to be present  Henpeck
Mrs. Mary Foster Bryner. of Peoria,
Illinois, a member of the International
Staff will be with us on that occasion
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' advent of the railway    Hardly had ' stre*-t vel*llors-    0uo &*"> wnlle waU'
' triumphant shriek of the nloueer ! lnK for some Rrocerlea, a young lady,
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Jhe triumphant shriek of the pioneer ! lnK for somo Rrocerles
ocomoilve  ceased  to  re-echo amoni
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i reply as the clerk pointed to the hutch-
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A»<l. as usual, one ot the tofr-UB \-*~* ,,n,,h* ahftU ' Rfit u olT lhe
mutter ,,f fact tho fourth—building ■•<•<-■■<•?" "No, ma'am." was tho solemn
areoted was a newspaper office. Tho : p"n,v nH ,hp pAprV
Provi'ihiai rapidity with which every
ww western town harnesses to its nd-
Jjawmenl all the powers of tho press
wn hardly  Rh()w a  koener  doB|ro  to
tha.'j tho n«-vantages of publicity
WIUl Swan Klver.
•wu f,T<1'11' Of the Swan Itiver Star
*M Mr. ii. a Glendenning, who as the
wove paragraph shows, was ono of
,.?'''•*' arlv"ils In tho town. For two
dii'mL Was C(litor> Proprietor and
____£**> I"1"1 «•*■>• Star was Instant in
"won and out of season to advocate
p many advantages lis editor seized
wn ii„,r*aH ,on t0 i"-00"1"--' Mr. Ole* I
co i   1K b1eil0ve<J  ln  tho  Swan  Hlver
ee      ',wi,h n" *e terror of a pion-
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(leav,',T Vm0 years ot strenuous en-
MBn»T   ^ on(1ennlng   tho   Elder   re-
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<,,|.', "Iv;'r I'lonoer had gone Into real
these many otll0r enterprises, and
Ills' >. "K"-S8e«l the whole of ills time.
ial:,' ' Mr: w* H* GUendennlng, the
er i ■ , |,r"P,'|etor, is a practical print- j
OB than8 i,m'0<1 ,lis time In Ontario
Con mi "'"-'I**11' Herald, lie assumed
55?L°, **• Star in 1908. Shortly
took • m ,. g ovor Ul° managership he
MIm 'n  ,,     lmP"rtant step, marrying j
,".'*. Kennel, of Dromore, Ont.
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Two young lawyers from adjoining
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■ THE DRILL, SLOCAN, B. C, APRIL 28, 1906.
O. S. Smithkrik-jale, Editor and Prop.
mi roauiain iteby i-biday at
SLOCAN,      .v       .       .      B. C.
Leg** Advertising 10 cents a line for
the flret insertion and 5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
fer each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, strictly in advance; $2.60 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C
FRIDAY. APRIL 28, 1905.
R. R. Gamev, the noted man from
Manitoulin, is to be made minister of
mines for Ontario. Aftej being the
principal cause of turning Ross out of
.power, it is kind of rubbing it into the
Liberals to so elevate their archenemy.     	
"Wullie" Mclnnes, the orator of
boyish appearances from Alberni, is
slated for the governorship of the Tu
kon. Yukon believe he'll take the job
when it comes, the $12,000 salary and
all with it, and will try and look as if
it didn't hurt him.
Members of the dominion house are
agitating an increase in their sessional
indemnity to $2000. It is not long
since they had it raised to $1500. They
milage their financial worth by the
amougt of talking they do, a reversal
of the old idea that talk is cheap.
Official reports of the j?iyeral production of Canada for the past year
show a considerable failing off in gold.
The Yukon produced in 1904 $10,337,-
000, out of a total production of $16,-
400,000. Tbe total mineral production
of the dominion was placed at $60,-
W. C. Wells, member of the legislature from Columbia, says he does not
desire the job as lieutenant-governor
of British Columbia, preferring to run
his sawmill at Palliser. Laurier should
not be diiyiQOcerted by W.C.'s inove.as
there are several fellows around here
who wouldn't miild having a shy at
the salary involved.
An ominous cloud is arising ou the
industrial horizon in the Crow's Nest
country, the miners having given
notice of their intention to terminate
their working agreement with the
ooal company on June 6th. Several
grievances have arisen, which call for
delicate handling, yet it should be
found possible to adjust the differences
and ensure peace to the country.
Ottawa authorities have been more
expeditious than in past years and
have disallowed the anti-Japanese
legislation passed at the recent session
of the British Columbia house. There
were three acts quashed—regulating
immigration, employment of Asiatics
under franchises granted for private
acts, and the amended coal mines
regulation act. No doubt the laws
will be all re-enacted at the next meeting of the legislature.
Immigration to western Canada
promises to be much larger this year
than at any previous time, the aggregate running up iuto tbe hundreds of
thousands. The influx from Europe
is very heavy, uot the least pleading
feature being the large percentage of
Britishers coming in. But it is from
jthe States whence the bulk of the new
population hail, the movement to
Canada being so extensive as to cause
uneasiness to the American authorities. The type of settlers from the
States is of the best, beiug chiefly people who have disposed of their farms
under the Stars and Stripes and are
acquiring new homes at cheaper
prices under the Uuiou Jack. These
people come laden with live stock and
household goods, and supported by
bank accounts. Taken altogether, the
class of settlers Canada is getting is
most desirable, but they must all
learn from the outset that, while Canadian laws ensure liberty of action
aud personal freedom, they also punish with certainty and severity anything approaching violence and lawlessness. Canadian laws are all sufficient—they can protect and they can
punish. Canada welcomes the emigrant, but he must leave behind his
European antagonisms and his American gun play. Lot tho emigrant be
law-abiding aud loyal to the country's
best iuterests and he will got a fair
fUH for his money.
Pay up your subscription.
For the best bread in town go to
VV. Pinchbeck's.
Work on the Delaney ave bridge
has been completed.
John A. Anderson is now the only
druggist on the lake.
W. D. McGregor arrived in from
Victoria on Saturday night.
R. E. Allen takes over Giant Cox's
freighting business on the 1st.
C. B. Kirk and wife, of Nakusp, returned to their home last week.
Kaslo people are preparing for a
big celebration on Victoria day.
Another car of1 shingles has been
sent to the prairies by the local mill.
Good Friday passed off quietly, although it was not generally observed.
The warm weather of late has caused the creeks and river to rise rapidly.
D. McKechnie is handling the engines on the Slocan, coming in Monday.
Work has commenced on the trail
running from New Denver to Rosebery.
A branch of the Bank of British
North America is beiug opened ut
Captain McKinnon has succeeded
Capt. McLetiwan in command of the
Mrs. R. Abbey, Nakusp, came in on
Saturday, on a visit to her sister, Mrs.
D. St. Denis.
Fish are plentiful in the river this
spring and numerous fine strings have
been caught.
Wm. Koch is shipping lumber from
here to the prairies at the rate of a
carload a day.
Next Sunday night the sacrament
of the Lord's Supper will be dispensed
in Knox church.
New Denver K. of P.'s on Monday
night presented C. F. Nelson with a
gold headed cane.
Rev. Dr. Herdman, of Calgary, superintendent of Presbyteriau missions,
was here on Monday.
The stores and offices closing at
Nelson on Friday, several people took
a pleasure jaunt up here.
E. Shannon, New Denver, weut to
Nelson Friday, to look after smelter
returns on the Neepawa ore.
Wm. Anderson, of Lemon creek, has
installed a water system on his ranch
for irrigating his fruit lands.
Miss McKinnon and N. Morrison
went to Revelstoke this week, to attend the teachers' convention.
Tenders for tho purchase of the
Sloau building will be opened by the
city council on Monday night.
School holidays have been running
since last Thursday and thc juveniles
have been having u huge timo.
A. H. Gracey, the mining man. of
Nelson, was married in Spokane on
Saturday, to Miss Blanche Fitch.
A carload of pipe arrived in last
week for the New Denver waterworks.
Water is to be turned on by July.
Salvatora Gattone, au Italian workman, has been killed at Coal Creek,by
being crushed between two coal cars
Easter service wos held in the Anglican church on Tuesday evening,
Kev. Mr. Solly, Arrowhead, officiating
For Sale.—A number of window
blinds, with rollers attached. Can be
had at 40 cents each. Apply at this
Chief Engineer Colbeek of the Slocan, accompanied by his wife, left on
Monday for Revelstoke, to spend ths
The Mainland News, Vancouver's
Mondav mornihg paper,haa collapsed,
and Billy MucAdams is once more on
the rustle.
The Easter service at Knox church
was bright and attractive, more than
one-half of the town's population being present.
Blanche* of tho Royal Buuk are
lieing opened at Mount Pleasant district of Vancouver, New Westminster,
und Vernon.
Notices   were   stuck up   this week
warning people not to lot their ■tool'
or fowl run at lingo, under puin of se
vere penalties.
Miss Barber, ono of Nelson's teaching staff, Rpent two or three days in
town during the week visiting her
brother, Chas. Barber.
The lust payroll of the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Co., for the three camps of
Coal Creek, Michel and Carbonado,
amounted to $125,996.55.
W. A. Ward, Nelson, is applying in
the Kaslo paper to purchase 820 acres
of land on Sloc-an riveiyibovo its junction with the Little Slocau.
M.  McLean,  H. T. Twigg, W. S.
Drewry, and J. C. Hiuris.New Denver,
all went   through   to Nelson Friday,
some to attend the fruitgrowers' con
Spring assizes will be held at Nelson on May 5). One criminal cam* appears on the docket, that of Rex vs
Roberts, for shooting at M. Davys at
The Dbill will print you, on short
notice and in anv amount, shipping
tags, billheads, statements,letterneads,
notebeads, memos, receipts, envelopes,
visiting cards, business ciuds, bills ofl
fare, dodgers, posters, etc., etc. Will j
meet any quality or price, '
Silver has strengthened in price this
A cherry tree is in bloom here, fully
three weeks ahead of lasf year.
The affairs of the Edgewood Dairy
Cj., Nelson, have been wound up.
Mrs. McCord took part in the concert at New Denver Tuesday night.
Mrs. A. Mclnnes, of New Denver,
passed through to Nelson Wednesday.
W7m. Davidson, Sloean's member,
has returned to Sandon from Victoria.
Woods' bakery, Sandon, narrowly
escaped destruction by fire last week.
The Presbyterian church at Midway
was destroyed by fire Monday night.
P. Chapman has sold out his interest in the wholesale firm of A. McDonald & Co.
It looks as if New Denver's proposed
celebration on Victoria day had fallen
R. I. Kirkwood and his raother.after
wintering in California, will arrive in
next week.
Another car of shingles was sent
out by the local mill on Wednesday to
the prairies.
Mrs. Benedum and children are on
their way home from spending the
winter in Virginia.
A severe thunder storm struck the
burg Tuesday night, helping out the
gardens in groat shape.
Fred Hulton and Miss Preston, of
Sandon, were married in New Denver
last week by Rev. Mr. Brown.
The C.P.R. will open its tourist ho
tels in the mountains early in May,
two weeks earlier than last year.
Rev. Mr. Ferguson, Nelson, passed
through to Sandon Wednesday, to assist in the induction of Rev.Mr.Brown
into his new charge.
The body of James Brooking, who
was drowned in the lake at Nelson on
Feb. 18, by breaking through the ice,
was recovered on Sunday.
Negotiations nre again on for the
purchase of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo
railroad by tho C.P.R., and this time
the deal will be successful.
Tho grand lodge K. of P. will meet
at New Westminster In two weeks.
The up-country delegates go in a
special car from Revelstoke.
The government has granted the
West Kooteuar Power Co. the water
record applied for on Kootenay river.
It will be a hard blow to Nelson.
Tho conceit given in the Bosun'hall,
New Denver, on Tuesday night.by the
ladies of the Presbyterian church, was
a success, $54 being the net proceeds
Arlington arrivals: A. G. Smith. J'
F.JHorrobin.A. L. Teetzel, Vancouver;
H. Redmond. J. Winter. Ten Mile; T
Mullen, Louis Gagnon, G. W. Clark
C. F. Nelson nnd wife, New Denver
passed through Wednesday for Craft*
brook, where Charley will manage the
drug business of Reid & Co. While
hero he was £ sporting a handsome
gold-headed cane, presented by the
Denver Knights.
The Queen's
Hotels   •_%
KATES:   »!}.00 PKR DAT
First-class Dining Room
Large and Comfortable Bedrooms
Samplo rooms for Commercial Men
Nelson, B. C.
EACH will secure a number
of window blinds, with rollers
• attached.   Are in good shape
\q  illl burner coal stove.      lent
will purchase a small base-
burner coal
good aa new.
Appended in a complete list of the var
ions records registered at the local re^is
try office, II. It. Jorand being mining
April 17—C & II fr, on 1st n f Lemon,
R Cooper.
April 17—Makaroff, Togo.
April 17—Acton, Brentwood, C own,
Crazv Jane, Jack, Jim,Beekie, and Lady
Frnnklin, 1 in each, T Benton to Bert
For! Sale.
YOUNG PIGS for sals. They are already weaned and arc in first-clauB condition. Price, ft each, or$i."> per dozen.
Apply bj' lettor to—
Slocan, B. C
The Drill Office
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Archibald York, or to any person or
persons to whom he may have transferred his interest, in whole or in part,
in the Independence mineral claim,
situated on Crusader Hill, Lemon
creek, and recorded in tbe Slocan City
mining division of West Kooti nay district:
You are hereby notified that I, the
undersigned, have caused to be expended tlie sum of two hundred and
live dollars in labor and general iui-
provemenU upon the above mentioned
claim, in order to bold said mineral
claim under Uie provisions oi the Mineral Act, and if Within 90 days irom the
date of tliis notice you fail or refuse to
contribute yonr proportion of sucb expenditure, together with all coats of advertising, your interest in paid claim
will become the property of ths subscriber, under section four of an act entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dated this L'7th dav of January, 1905.
:,.*>-05 "W. T. SJHATKORD
► •»"»■ MM
Clothes Make
the Man.
is a plain statement of fact. Thoy
have much to do in influencing
first impressions, and everyone
wants to create a favorable and
lasting impression. If you get
your clothes from us you will always be well dressed and the cost
will be no more than to be the
other way.
Order a
Spring   Suit
from us. We have in stock an
elegant and carefully chosen line
of Tweed-?, Serges, Worsteds, and
General Suitings; with Trouserings and Fancy Vestings.
A Residence for Sale
Always useful and
certainly beautiful, a
brooch is never amiss
as a gift,
No. 13681 ii a one Gold
Brooch with Diamond centre.
The price ie remarkable at
Distance is no obstacle to satisfactory
dealings with our
house. Write for
mail-order catalogue.
:j.i*ii m»TrM'-«T.-v*»i
Cancellation of Reserve.
NOTICE is hereby given tlmt (lie reservation
entablUheri in pursuance ot Uie pro»l»lnn«
.if tlit* "Columbia and Weetwn Railway pubetny
Act, IBM," notice*! nf which ware pupllMiejl la
tlm llritisli ( olumbla Gazette and dated It It of
May. 1H06, and 5th Juno, 18W, respectively, are
hereby cancelled.
C'ltlWn lands situnteH witliin the i.rea em
braced bv tin* -aid reservation will be open to
«ale, settlement, lease, and other dlepoaltlon.
under the provision:, uf tlie "Land Act," three
monthi nftor the data ol tlie first publlcau
of tliis notice iu ilie l!ritis!i (Vliiinbia (Ju/elte:
provided, however, that in nil cases where lamb
nre   10  sold, pre-empted, leased, or  otherwise
alienated by the Oovernment and are avhs*/
qnently found, upon the survey ofthe ('olumbla
nnd Western   ltnilway Company's block*, to li
wholly or partly within (neb blocks, men tie
persons to enquiring urach lands shall Require
their title thereto from the Railway Company,
who huve agreed to deal vv itli such puri-iinsa-TS.
ure-eniplnr**. lessees, etc.. on the same terms
nnd conditions as the Government would under
the provisions of the "Laud Act," except in respect to timber lands on the Company's blocks,
which shall be subject to the refill.it ions issued
by the Company relative to the cutting of timber on the Columbia nnd Western lialhvny
Lund tirant.
Deputy CommisMonor of Lands A Work*
Lnnds nnd Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., Brd February. 1905.
J. A. Anderson
per annum
One of the newest residences in Slocan is offered for sale on easy terms. It contains five
large rooms, hall, pantry, wardrobes, china
closet, large cellar, is lathed and plastered,
and is the best finished in town. Hot and
cold water system, with range and a sink.
Two corner lots, with fine lawn, garden, fruit
trees; also first-class woodshed, etc. A SNAP
FOR ANY BUYER.      For  terms apply to
P.O. Drawer 75, Slocan
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no man in business
should neglect an opportunity to keep his
goods before the people.
Modern usages proclaim advertising the
one road to success;
neglect of it invariably
ends in disaster. A
merchant's standing
in a community may
be judged from the advertisement he carries
in a local paper. To
sell goods a man must
advertise. All live
men seek the aid of
the printer
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to all persistent nnd liberal advertisers: it i.s read
by everyone.
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